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Break the Roles Voices: Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was the first woman president in Ireland and went on to serve as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She shares her experience of being a woman in leadership and how part of opening governments to everyone is ensuring citizens have clear and easy access to justice.

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Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership

For more on OGP's work with the Sustainable Development Goals, read our publication of the same name, Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership, here. The challenge of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is at the heart of the…

Open Data in the Fight against Corruption

Our Collective Imperative: Fighting for Democracy in the Americas

The Americas have been the vibrant heart of OGP from the outset. So it is appropriate that we seek to build strong alliance with the Organization of American States (OAS). In the Americas, 19 countries are members of OGP as…

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Faces of Open Government: Danilo Manzano

Ecuador joined OGP in 2018 and are ready to submit their first action plan this year with a clear emphasis on inclusion. At the 6th OGP Global Summit, LGBTQ+ advocate and open government champion Danilo Manzano shared his thoughts about…

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The Next Level: Open Contracting in Ottawa

He fled from the Taliban when he was 16. With little knowledge of English, he arrived in the UK and was barely granted asylum. With determination, he convinced a university to give him a chance and went on to become…

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How to Get Beyond the Doom and Gloom: Align OGP with the Sustainable Development Goals

Notwithstanding the airiness of a late spring day in Ontario after a long winter or the charm of the Rideau Canal, the OGP Summit in 2019 was bound to be gloomier than previous ones I’d attended. I was at the…

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Who Owns our Companies: Why Privacy isn’t Always in the Public Interest

At the opening ceremony of the OGP Summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted some of the challenges involved in regulating social media giants like Facebook and Google.  Scandals from Cambridge Analytica and beyond have raised genuine concerns around privacy…

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Opening Government, Closing Civic Space: Resolving the Paradox

This article was originally published on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website. While there is a growing movement for more government openness and accountability, governments around the world are also taking new measures to restrict civil society.   At…

Stopping the Next Wolf of Wall Street: A Global Solution

This blog is also published on GovInsider. When the producers of Wolf of Wall Street, a movie about rampant corruption and fraud at the expense of investors, settled with the U.S Justice Department for $60m in March this year, it…